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Simply walking around Carnival Spirit is like taking a trip around the world. Legendary Carnival Cruise Lines' designer Joe Farcus seems to have been inspired by every design style he could think of. The ...
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898 Carnival Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Porter99
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Great family holiday for a first time cruising family like ours. The check in process was so much easier than departing from an airport. As there are 5 in our family, we has two internal cabinets next to each other, 6118 & 6120. Rooms ... Read more
lucky lad
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & courteous staff. The ... Read more
Kiwitomo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
My wife (28) and I (27) took this crusie as part of our honeymoon. We booked this cruiseline knowing that Carnival target families, but had hoped that being well out of School holidays it wouldn't be too bad. Unfortuantely, there were ... Read more
Triptrouble9
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
What a poor cruise. May be good for families with kids, but as an older couple who went outside of school holidays, this was a disaster. Over 400 kids. We were expecting a few younger kids but not this number. As a result all pools were ... Read more
beach princess.1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We first flew from Melbourne to Sydney and stayed in the Rendevous Hotel at The Rocks, we much preferred the rooms with the view over the Harbor (You can watch the ship come in) to the older style terrace homes! Both our embarkation and ... Read more

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David Hogg
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
24/5/2016 Just got back from the Carnival Spirit Fiji trip, Isle of Pines, Mystery island, Suva,Port Danarau, Noumea. The best holiday we have ever had. The level of crew professionalism and service is first class, the food and ... Read more
Ratross
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Short break. As expected, crew was friendly and efficient. Use of passenger name in conversation is a nice touch that pervades interactions. The refresher intent of the cruise was marred by unsupervised children in the Lido dining ... Read more
efhilliard@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We went on this cruise mainly to see if our first impressions of the Carnival Spirit from last year were the same and I'm pleased to say that,if anything, we loved the cruise, the ship, even better this time. The only criticism we have ... Read more
emjayde123
Member Since 2016
1 review
59 helpful votes
I thought I'd take the time to write a decent review of the carnival cruise (spirit) liner considering I struggled so hard to find one before our trip. All communication with carnival was efficient prior to our trip and we were well ... Read more
Loudal
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Hi, Just some word of advice, you need to be very careful before you decide to cruise with Carnival. The Spirit is in poor shape, in cabin furniture falling apart, gym equipment not working, mini golf course in tatters, broken doors and ... Read more

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Wazza1950
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
I was initially hesitant at booking a cruise on a ship noted for young families. I can honestly say it was one of the best cruises I have ever done. The children were well controlled until the last night when they started to run about but ... Read more
reneecreek
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A family of 6 and never having been on a holiday before, we chose a cruise because it looked like a lot of fun. Our cabins were midships, 2 ocean suites with balconies and I have to say, the little bit extra that we paid for a balcony ... Read more
JessicaC
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We are family of 4 with 2 kids (they are 4 and 7) and we went on Carnival Spirit during April 2016 for a 10 day trip to South Pacific Islands including Lifou Isle, Mystery Island, Mare and Noumea. This is our first time to go on a cruise ... Read more
Terry&Yvette
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
We decided to try Carnival Spirit as the sailing fell into our annual leave time frame, WELL! What a huge mistake! We have sailed before many times on RCI and Princess, so we are comparing Carnival to these lines. Before even ... Read more
cjbib2702
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Our cruise was the first for my wife and I, and our first time away from the kids so our first holiday as just a couple again. My folks are massive cruisers, they do 2 or 3 a year all over the world so we had a wealth of advice to draw ... Read more

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cjbib2702
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was the first opportunity my wife and I have had to get away as a couple since having the kids, just as a couple enjoying each others company without distractions. A first time cruise for both of us, however we were well informed ... Read more
Wallymoose70
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Fantastic 8 night cruise with 2 family's of 4, children's ages 6,8,12 & 16. Embarkation was smooth and easy and on time. Before we knew it we were having lunch up in La Playa Grille (buffet) for lunch. Were able to access our room ... Read more
ybb
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 9th cruise across six cruise lines. A good cruise is always a combination of various things. The service, the ship, the itinerary, the food and the other guests. The service. At a staff level was very good, especially ... Read more
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Big_Jim_61
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
23 helpful votes
My grandmother used to go on cruises all the time and as kids, we would go down to circular quay to see her off. So, of course i always wanted to go on a cruise. The opportunity finally arrived and I had 4 set criteria when booking. It ... Read more
masent
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Recently my girlfriend and I went for a trip on the Ship - "Carnival Spirit" - my experience on the boat was for the most part excellent. Entertainment was very similar with the three acoustic style acts - rather bland whilst all ... Read more

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danica84
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
What a great cruise we had to New Zealand on the Carival Spirit. I was travelling with 3 other adults & 2 kids. The staff on this ship are amazing!! giggles Emma the cruise director was very welcoming as was Desi the Matried in the ... Read more
Sandrav
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2016
we have sailed on carnival spirit in 2015, this time it had been to dry dock for a refurb. It's a good change, the food adds are great especially guys burgers. Could not fault the happy friendly staff, it was super clean every where. ... Read more
Louverwindows
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
28 helpful votes
Just returned from 9 nights on Carnival Spirit to New Caledonia. Travelled with 12 others aged 13,16,18,21,22, 50, 52, 56, 57, 61, 63, 80 and 83 including one disabled wheel chair young adult. It was the best family holiday for all ... Read more
ozzyvonny
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
80 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I’m an older experienced cruiser who took 3 young grandsons, ages 4, 7, and 9 on a 5 night cruise to Hobart. We shared a quad balcony room: a king bed and bunks for the older boys. Embarkation: Very efficient, and welcoming. ... Read more
ozzyvonny
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation was a simple, quick process, with plenty of helpful staff to look after us. I'm elderly, and took my 3 grandsons, aged 4, 7, and 9 on a 5 night cruise. Our stateroom was cosy but cramped for 4 people. For a longer cruise ... Read more

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